How To Grow And Harvest Grains In Your Backyard

Are you interested in making your own flour to use for baking bread? This is not difficult to do, but the grains could be difficult to find or just to expensive. A better option is to learn how to grow and harvest grains in your backyard. A simple patch of land that is separate from your garden … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Own Smoke Pit

Do you like to grill or want your own smoker, but lack the space that is needed? If you do not have any area on a patio or deck for a smoker, then a backyard smoke pit is a great idea. You can easily make your own smoke pit with a little effort and the proper tools. A shovel will be one of the … [Read more...]

47 Chicken Owners Speak Out: “What I’d Wish I’d Known Before Getting Backyard Chickens”

Raising chickens is a great way for people to have a supply of fresh eggs and meat. One thing that may be problematic is the issues that are likely to arise when someone is new to raising chickens. There is a lot of information to learn if you want to start raising backyard chickens. There are a f … [Read more...]

How To Build A Brick Smoker

Are you interested in having your own smoker in your backyard? There are many options that you may want to consider if you want something you can do as a DIY project. One option is to build one from a metal barrel. Another option is to build a brick smoker. You will want to do some planning and … [Read more...]

Guide: Build A Backyard Waterfall In One Weekend

Are you looking for a great way to update the look of your backyard? One idea is to add a pond with some plants or fish. However, you can go one step further by adding a waterfall feature. You can build a backyard waterfall in one weekend. The key to being able to build a backyard waterfall in … [Read more...]

Guide: How To Build A 12×16 Shed

Do you have a large backyard and are in desperate need of extra storage? If you are not able to build a pole barn or other large structure, then adding a shed may be just what you need. Knowing the proper steps for how to build a 12x16 shed allows you to plan and construct a perfect … [Read more...]

How To Make A Pallet Swimming Pool

Are you interested in building your own above-ground swimming pool? This is something that you can do if you have the proper tools and materials. Pallets can even be used to build a swimming pool above the ground. A little creativity is all that you will need to build a pallet swimming pool. A … [Read more...]

How To Install A Garden Pond

Do you want to add a garden pond in your backyard? This can easily be done depending on the type of pond you want to use or have available. A simple option is to install a garden pond made of plastic. All you need to do is determine where you want the pond to go. There are a few things you need … [Read more...]

20 Convincing Reasons To Keep Backyard Chickens

Are you interested in finding ways to be more self-sufficient or want to start homesteading? There will be many ways this can be done. Raising animals like chickens in your backyard is a great solution. You just need to research the best reasons to keep backyard chickens. There are a lot of good … [Read more...]

Make A Cooler From A Broken Refrigerator And Pallets

What do a broken refrigerator and some old pallets have in common? They can both be used to make an outdoor cooler for a backyard or patio. A few tools and supplies are all you will need to make a cooler from a broken refrigerator. Some pallets will also be a vital component of the cooler. There … [Read more...]